It’s just mid-year and you still got six more months in your 2018 travel calendar. For golf lovers, you may want to add some fantastic golf destinations in your travel list.
Here’s our personal list of the best golf destinations for 2018 you should check out.
1. Sand Valley
With rolling hills as backdrop, Sand Valley has become a favorite golf destination in this part of central Wisconsin. A lot of new courses, such as 17-hole short course called the Sand Box, have been opened. Golfers can choose from among these courses. And to cater to the growing clientele, Sand Valley has also opened additional amenities, such as more lodging, expanded clubhouse, a new practice facility, and a residential community.
Pack your golfing stuff and don’t forget to bring your The Golf Society golf shoes when you visit the Bahamas. Whether you are a pro or novice golfer, you’ll have a great time teeing off golf courses in the Grand Bahama Island or The Abacos. You can also enjoy a picture perfect panorama of the oceans while playing golf at The Atlantis resort complex.
3. Dominican Republic
2018 marks a special year for Dominican Republic as it hosts PGA Tour event for the very first time. Corales Course, a spectacular and luxurious golf course designed by Tom Fazio, will be the host course. It has undergone a lot of improvement after sustaining storm damage last year. Other courses worth trying are the Punta Espada and the Teeth of the Dog. Recent updates in the resort complex include a new driving range, clubhouse, and beach club.
4. St. Andrews
Come July, all the roads of the golfing world head to the Home of Golf. The Open will be hosted by the Carnoustie Golf Links teeing off at the Championship course. St. Andrews will also be staging the Senior Open Championship in July. Don’t worry about the tee times as there will still be open slots throughout the big events.
5. Paris, France
The Le Golf National, particularly the Albatros course, expects to receive an influx of tourists as it hosts the Ryder Cup this year. This early, many are already guessing whether the young Americans can bring home the top price with the tourney happening on European soil. Vacationers would not only enjoy the tournament but also the culture, wine, food, and tourist spots of Paris and Versailles.
A lot of renovations and upgrades are happening in this 2012 PGA Championship host. Kiawah Island Golf Resort lets you experience five of its resort golf courses. The renovation of the Cougar Point has been completed last fall with newly re-grassed, renovated and redesigned courses. Additional resort amenities have also been added. The golf resort also hosts a number of tournaments, such as the Special Ryder Cup package for groups of 12 and more.
What makes a great golf destination? It really depends on the player but there are some common factors. It should have well-maintained courses, fully equipped resort facilities, and should be reasonably priced. Hosting events and major tournaments are an added attraction and can make you vacation more exciting. But most important of all is the experience, the company, and spending a good time. You couldn’t be blamed if you find your local golf course more spectacular than any of those on this list!